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Professional in the field of visual impairment since 1973; specializing in cortical visual impairment

Blog As I See It

Well, I did it.  I have a YouTube channel.  At the urging of others, I have agreed that I would give it a try. And, while at it, started a Facebook page too. There was a time when I could not find one other person to talk to about CVI.  But, thankfully, those days have passed and now there is a great deal of information from a variety of sources and points of view.  There
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A couple of years ago I had a major wake-up call.  I listened to a parent conduct a session at a CVI conference.  During her talk, she mentioned the importance of The CVI Range scores and the expectation that they will continue to improve over time.   And then this mom, who I have always viewed as a pillar of fortitude, stated that at one of her daughter’s Pediatric VIEW appointments, I reported that her daughter’s CVI
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It’s almost 2019.  What a year this has been.  There have been so many things to reflect upon both personal and professional.  I am going to indulge myself a bit. The year started with the usual suspects.  Promises to get fit (ish), to find more quiet time to knit, or walk in the woods, or watch the birds (yes, I am a nerd).  But the little spiral book that is my calendar preempted many of
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September 25, 2018

The AER Resolution

In July 2018, AER passed Resolution 2018-001.  This Resolution included content that potentially limited the use of The CVI Range as an assessment of functional vision in students who have CVI.  The following is my response to the Resolution.  My statement provides an explanation of my point of view regarding AER’s Resolution 2018-001.  The Resolution was removed from AER’s website in September, 2018.       August 24, 2018 To whom it May Concern, I
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No.  Of course not.  Please don’t get me wrong, improving functional vision is really quite important.  I talk about it all the time.  I think it is critical.  In fact, every provider who works with children who have CVI should have an expectation of improving vision.  Not a wish or a hope or a notion, but an expectation of improving functional vision. For a number of years, I described improving vision into high Phase III as the endpoint.
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